poisoneddwarf (1904) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: FEB 1, 2015 Rating #1800. 750 ml corked and caged bottle. 2013 vintage. Complex aroma is dusty brett, lemony, oak, vanilla, caramel, molasses, raisins. Pours muddy orange-brown with a thick beige head with excellent retention. Taste is sweet, boozy, oaky, fruity esters, savory, paint thinner. Oxidized; I think this has been sitting on the shelf for awhile. Foamy mouthfeel. Not bad, I’m glad I tried it, but i’ll never buy it again. It’s a little too boozy, too foamy and too oxidized. Not worth the obscene amount I paid for it.
brenn79 (1683) - Idaho, USA - JAN 31, 2015
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
750 ml bottle- Thanks Poisoneddwarf- Pours extremely hazy golden with thin off white head. Aroma is brett, very citrusy, barnyard funk, extremely complex. Taste is funky, fruity, a little overly malty, dry bitter finish, oaky, a bit too boozy.
Ernesto987 (4415) - Arizona, USA - JAN 17, 2015
3.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Bottle at daks, raisin juice, not grape
Juice but raisin juice, meh it’s decent.
graziano85 (342) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JAN 2, 2015
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
As the Bush de Nuits, another great beer from Dubuisson!
Hazy amber colour, with almost no head. Smell is alcoholic, with wonderful nutty notes, and wood too, almost a liqueur.
Taste is also nutty, sweet, fruity, raisins, wine notes and woody tannin. Great. Full bodied, absolutely. Amazing beer.
vivianegarcia (1) - - JAN 1, 2015 does not count
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deliciosa! Bem amadeirada mas equilibrada. Uma das melhores experiências.
jackl (5467) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - DEC 22, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Sample @ Great Arkansas Beer Fest. Amber pour with a lively white head. Nose is pretty interesting. Candied apple, ribbon candy. Earth shag tobacco and wood. Flavor of over-ripe red apples. Toffee crisp. Rich nuts. Slightly tangy port and wood. Some oxidization. Lively carb keeps this from being flabby and arduous. Interesting.
Holmen1 (3265) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Kveldens siste på Julemandag i annen des-14: her kom julenissen! Iflg Sigmund er dette noe av det beste de har hatt på Cardinal, og det er lett å skjønne hvorfor, i hvertfall for meg som er så begeistret for belgisk øl. Uklar gylden med hvitt gardinskum. En symfoni av bær og blomster i aroma og smak. Elegant, lekker og fløyelsmyk. Voltstyrken er foruroligende godt skjult. Skal du oppleve bedre balansekunst må du kjøpe billett til Cirque de Solei.
gunnar (6183) - Sandnes, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared bottle at Cardinal. Pours hazy golden with a small white head. Aroma of light fruity malts, vanilla,wood and leather. Taste is smooth, weak sweet, wood,vanilla and dried fruits.
tandembrauer (492) - Stavanger, NORWAY - DEC 8, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Shared bottle at Mandag i annen at Cardinal. Pours cloudy golden-amber with thin off-white head. Aroma of grapes, white wine, vanilla, alcohol, acetone. Smooth sweet-sour oak taste; vanilla, wine, alcohol.
cmc619 (499) - California, USA - NOV 9, 2014
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Part of RateBeer Top 50 Belgium challenge. From 750ml into Julius glass. Nice deep amber beer with a good head on its shoulders. Beautiful pack with a bottle necklace label. Punted. Immediately you can smell the barrel sour. The most amazing thing about this beer was restraint: I’ve gotten used to sour beers that are SOUR - it’s the dominant flavor characteristic and hard to consider the rest of the profile. This beer had sour with restraint, balanced in a big way by a barleywine-style sweetness and a lot of nice complexity. The other amazing thing: 13% but felt like 7%! How did they do this? One of the most sophisticated and beautiful beers I’ve had, which is why it’s an almost perfect score in my book. This is a wine snob killer.